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Okay... I'm in a bit of snag, I have an old 386 computer with like 30 megs of ram and 2 hard drives which I believe are about 30 megs ...
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    best distro for small server running on low resource machine


    Okay... I'm in a bit of snag, I have an old 386 computer with like 30 megs of ram and 2 hard drives which I believe are about 30 megs each... not for sure though... anyways, I am looking to set this up as a server to host my website... I definately want to run apache, mysql, php combo but the only distro I can find that will run a this old of a machine is Damn Small Linux... I know that I can do a hard drive install with DSL but is it possible to install apache and all that with it, or does anybody know of a better distro that would fit my criterea... thank-you all very much, oh by the way, I'm new here... Hello All! :P

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    I just found out slackware will work on this old computer .... yippee

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    I was about to ask if you'd checked Slackware. Everything you need for a LAMP server is on cd1.
    OH NOOOOO!!!!!! You did it the way I said?

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    ya... my friend is going to give me an old 6 gig hd so it'll work better and so I can istall the gui since I am not man enough to do it all from the command line lol.

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    hahah, slack is nice, i got gentoo running on something minscul, i think it was 1.1 g hd, 122mhz and 16 mbram. did a stage 3 install, but i can vim...thats abot all i use it for, but its all good.
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    A GUI on a server is sacrelige(sp). Hehe.
    The quickest way to get comfortable with the CLI is to put yourself in a position where you have to use it. I've ended up in that place more often by accident than by design.
    OH NOOOOO!!!!!! You did it the way I said?

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    oh... I just found it it has like 500 megs, so this little problem is void..

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    you can also look at distrowatch.com ..i would like to say that you need as old linux distro as possible for ur pc!
    <or upgrade this pc!!!>
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    i dont think the solution to every problem is upgrade stathisx... (altough 90% of the time, it will fix it) there are distos smaller than 500 if you want this to be something simple, like running vsftpd then you could. There yuo have a ftpsever with 400mb of storage.
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